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…who are five times more likely to gain admission than those without a Harvard bloodline. “Legacy students” now make up almost a third of the incoming class at Harvard, with comparable numbers at other elite universities.

How that came to pass is a strange story that raises profound questions about the function and future of higher education admissions.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-10-26/harvard-discrimination-lawsuit-how-legacies-get-a-big-legup?srnd=opinion